Our Five Ring Circus: 39 Weeks!

Monday, August 1, 2011

39 Weeks!

I've officially hit a pregnancy milestone: making it to 39 weeks! All of my doctors predicted I would deliver by 38 weeks, so I never expected I would make it this far!

August 1, 2011

How far along:
39 Weeks!

Total Weight Gained:
9 lbs total, and that's making up what I lost. (Went down again.)

How big is baby? Nugget measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds. (I'm going with more!)

How baby is growing
: Nugget's waiting to greet the world! He/She continues to build a layer of fat to help control his/her body temperature after birth. babycenter.com

Maternity Clothes: I never wore maternity clothes. Regular pants and regular long shirts still fit perfectly.

Sleep: Sleep?!? What's that??? I'm so uncomfortable at night. It takes me forever to fall asleep, and I spend the night tossing, turning, and peeing!

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Enjoying those final kicks and squirms inside of me.

Movement: Nugget is still very active, but is limited to squirming around and punching out feet, knees, and hands. My little kiddo has bony legs!

Food Cravings: I haven't had a single craving this pregnancy. I mainly eat fruit, salad, cereal, and sweets.

Food Aversions:
Still a very long list.

Morning Sickness:
I'm still taking Zofran everyday to control the morning sickness. I can't wait for it to end!

It's a surprise!

Tons of contractions, increased morning sickness, headaches, and pressure from the weight of the baby. Every time I stand up, I feel like he/she is going to push out!

Exercise: I've been running 2 miles/day 4-5 days a week since I was considered full term. I've been trying to convince Nugget to come out, but he/she won't budge! The only thing I'm getting out of it is bragging rights that I'm able to run at 39 weeks. I will admit that it's not very comfortable!

What I miss:
Feeling comfortable and nausea-free!

What I'm looking forward to:
Having this baby! I can't wait! Come on, Nugget!!!

39 Week Picture:

I never expected that I would be posting a 39 week picture!!!



  1. You look simply incredible! I hate that you've been so sick and can't believe you are running! I can't get up the stairs without being out of breath!

  2. You are so beautiful! I can't believe it's almost baby time! Yippee!

  3. You look great!! So happy for you and your family.

  4. I'm so excited for you to have this baby!! I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl! :)

    P.S. I can't believe you're running at 39 weeks haha. You're amazing!

  5. Come on out Nugget we want to meet you

  6. Ooo I like the black and white! Gorgeous! I'm so in awe that you are able to run still! You go girl!

  7. Wow! I never ran past 32 weeks - w/ my first - I had preeclampsia so they made me stop, and 20 weeks w/ the twins - since they were twins my doctor started getting nervous I was still running. Both times I was pretty uncomfortable, so I didn't put up a fight - I can't imagine running at 39 weeks! Come on Nugget!

  8. You look fantastic! Im going to guess you're having a boy. Congratulations for making it to 39 weeks, too! My eldest was born August 9 and he has an amazing personality though I'm not sure that has anything to do with the sign you're born under.

    As for helping that baby come join the family a little faster, try stairs or walking up a great big hill! Worked fir me more than once!

  9. You look amazing. Cant believe it's almost time for Nugget to arrive. And if you can run at 39 weeks pregnant I have no excuse for sitting on my lazy rear!

  10. You look so cute to be so far along! I know you are so excited for nugget to get here...only one week left!

  11. You look so great. I think the baby dropped since the post last week.

  12. Wow you look great for 39 weeks!! Can't wait to hear whether you have a boy or a girl... so exciting!!

  13. I smiled reading your post. With my 2nd child I only gained a total of about 9 pounds. I was just so sick, not being able to keep food down. What's really funny is that after she was born, I still had a mommy tummy LOL. You look so happy in the photo :)

  14. Gosh! You can still run at 39th! Geesh I will and I must try that when I get pregnant again :) Good job! No wonder aside from that bulging tummy, you are still amazingly fit :) Anyways, hope you are having a great week and hoping to see nugget this week! :)


  15. You're ALMOST there... you can make it!!! And you still look so thin!! LUCKY!

  16. Jealous! You look absolutely beautiful! When I was pregnant I looked like a house! Of course I did have to carry 10lb babies, but still!

    I'm sure it's just comfy in there for that little one, but I bet you are more than ready to meet him/her. Looking forward to the news! :)

  17. You amaze me! The clock is really tickin' now. Put your feet up a bit and enjoy the end of the ride!

  18. I cannot believe that Nugget has not come out yet! I never expected to see you post a 39 week pic either. Again, I'm so sorry that you've had to go through so much. But in your picture, you look radiant. Sending easy, quick, painless labor vibes your way :)

  19. 2 miles a day! You are amazing. Your would think nugget would take the hint, but she/he's probably very cozy in there.

    I'm so excited for you!


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